Toyota Yes confirmed production of Avalon will end after the 2022 model year. While the full-size sedan isn’t exactly due, it’s unchanged in its final model year. It gets an appearance pack called Nightshade Edition and loses a trim level.
If the name Nightshade sounds familiar, it may be because the package is already available on some members of the Toyota lineup, including Prius, Camry, and Sequoia. It was added to the Avalon range in 2021 but it has been paired with the XSE version. For 2022, only the XSE Hybrid is eligible to receive the Nightshade treatment, which adds a black finish on the grille, mirror caps, exterior door handles, exterior trim, emblems and wheels. 19 inches. Buyers who want an all-black sedan can order the Nightshade Edition in Midnight Black Metallic, but the palette also includes Wind Chill Pearl and Celestial Silver Metallic. Black upholstery is standard.
Nighthshade models come standard with a sunroof, an eight-speaker sound system, and a nine-inch touchscreen with navigation. And, like every version of Avalon, the Nightshade benefits from the Toyota Safety System 2.5+ suite of electronic driver aids. It includes a forward collision warning system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams, among other functions.
Toyota is offering the Avalon in six trim levels for its final five models; TRD is gone. They are called XLE, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid Nightshade, Limited, Touring and Limited Hybrid. Prices start at $37,400 for the entry-level model, a figure that includes a mandatory $1,025 destination fee. The remaining five versions are priced at $ 38,375, $ 41,725, $ 43,700, $ 44,100 and $ 44,675, respectively.
It’s the “last call!” for Avalon. The nameplate launched in 1994 will be discontinued after the 2022 model year, and a successor is yet to be planned.